The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday suspended five of its officials in connection with the massive Kamala Mills fire that claimed 14 lives, a top official said.
The civic body in the recent past had sent a few notices to the joints at the Kamala Mills compound for violation of norms, a senior BMC official said.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis visited the spot and ordered BMC Commisioner to submit enquiry report within 15 days.
"Five officials have already been suspended but beyond that if they or owners are found responsible for loss of lives, they will be booked under IPC. Guilty won’t be spared."
A fire that started at a rooftop pub hosting a birthday party spread rapidly through the building, killing 14 people, most of them women, shortly after midnight in a posh Mumbai locality, officials said.
The fire, which also injured 21 people, started after 12.30 am in the “1 Above” pub on the terrace, and spread to Mojo pub on the third floor one level below.
Most of the victims, who included 11 women, died of asphyxiation, said Avinash Supe, dean of the KEM Hospital where the injured and dead were brought.
Here are the live updates on Kamala Mills fire:
# CCTV visuals of people evacuating, rushing out during the Kamala Mills Fire incident in Mumbai in the late night hours.
# Mumbai: Family of owner of '1 Above' pub leaves from Police station after questioning
# 5 officials have been already suspended but beyond that if they or owners are found responsible for loss of lives,they will be booked under IPC.Guilty won’t be spared: Chief Minister Fadnavis
# Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis reaches #KamalaMills fire incident site to take stock of the situation after death of 14 people
# Five BMC officials have been suspended in connection with Mumbai Kamala Mills fire.
# According to the Police officials, the ‘1 Above’ pub did not follow fire safety norms and violated regulations on encroachment with obstructions blocking its emergency exit.